LG G5 to support LG's 'G Pay' and iris scanning technology

Could be the most secure smartphone ever made
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A model poses for photographs with LG Electronics' new smartphone G4 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, April 29, 2015.
A model poses for photographs with LG Electronics' new smartphone G4 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, April 29, 2015. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

With a completely new and all-metal design, the next iteration of the LG G4 is expected to also come packed with high-end features. The South Korean tech giant is expected to unveil the LG G5 in the second half of 2016.

The rumoured LG G5 will sport a sleeker look with its True HD IPS display and a flexible touchscreen. Buzz indicates the smartphone might feature a display size between 5-inches to 6-inches. The device will feature a 4K display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, according to a report in Know Your Mobile. In 2016, most high-end devices are expected to sport a 4K display.

The report also says the LG G5 could be the most secure smartphone ever. IRIENCE, a biometric specialist based in South Korea, is developing iris scanning technology for the new device.  

The top-end device might be equipped with G Pay, LG’s new mobile payment system. LG has long been wanted to launch its own digital payment platform, now called G Pay. The smartphone is expected to be powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with an upgraded X12 LTE modem . The SoC will support up to 600 Mbps (Cat 12) of download speed and allow up to 150 Mbps (Cat 13) of uploads.

In terms of storage, the LG G5 might come in three sizes: 32 GB, 64 GB and 128GB. There will be a microSD card slot for memory expansion. It’s expected to house 4 GB of RAM. Reports also suggest it can house up to 6 GB of RAM. Furthermore, the phone will packed a massive 3000+ mAh battery to keep the lights on for a longer period of time, reports Christian Today.

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